Cwmcarn Primary School

Nurture, Challenge, Inspire

Staffing and Covid

Morning all,

Staffing and Covid

It is becoming increasingly difficult to source any cover staff and supply teachers due to the high number of staff absence with Covid across South East Wales.

Please be aware that if the staffing and COVID situation gets worse across Wales further restrictions may be introduced by the Welsh Government and if we cannot get staff, we may be in a position whereby some classes may close and need to temporarily move to online learning for a short time.

This is a very last resort and I will do everything I possibly can to avoid this but it may come to the point where all options have been exhausted and there is no other choice.

We are just about managing today with 5 staff out and no cover available at all. We are stretched to the maximum.

I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure we keep all classes open but as parents/guardians it may be worth having a backup plan for childcare should your child’s class need to close for a couple of days at short notice.

Many thanks all,

Mrs Robbins